Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
if you are that interested, join Ancestry.com. Obviously, W.D. Anson is a name.
I would look it up nation wide and not limit myself to the Carolinas.
Anyway, if you cant find it on the internet, there is a high probability that W.B Anson was not famous. That immediately lessens the chance of any major value to the piece. Of course, this is only true if the piece is not something spectacular in the way of design and craftsmanship.
And since we have not heard back from you, we don't know how you came up with the 100 year old stuff. Back in the 1970's there was a large influx of "antique" furniture coming into the US from Ireland. Many antique dealers here in the US were fooled by it. This was the same time frame that a lot of scrimshaw was coming from Ireland made by Irish prisoners. They too fooled the US antique dealers for a long while. Or maybe the antique dealers were not fooled, but led their customers to believe so. No one particularly cared either way because these pieces were not all that great looking and so didn't sell for all that much The point being, it may not be old or valuable so just enjoy it for what it is.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx